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From its imagination-tinged opening to its Kumbaya ending, "Wonder" never forgets that its mission is to provide a non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy experience.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio

There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.

A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laesso

The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Cory Michael Smith, Tom Noonan, James Urbaniak

An evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Curtis
Cast: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly MacDonald, Will Tilston, Alex Lawther

Although hewing close to the established facts, the movie amps up the sentimental content for maximum effect.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers, Diana Rigg

Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.

Functions more as a diversion than a fully satisfying motion picture, although, for something streaming on Netflix, a “diversion” is usually good enough.